Excerpt: Founded in 1945 as “Laboratorium Wennebostel,” Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser’s namesake company is now known around the world as a leading manufacturer of headphones and professional microphones.
Excerpt: The Sennheiser HD800 is one of the best headphones money can buy, but it’s not without its detractors. It’s not cheap, is demanding of headphone amplifiers (Sennheiser has recently re-entered the headphone amplifier game as a result), and has so much HF detail in tow, some find it too much of a good...
Summary: I put off this review for a while for a few reasons. First, I wanted to try these out with more than one amp before making a call on these. Second, The HD700 have some things that just generally confuse, or/and seem a bit odd/hard to describe.
Summary: I wanted to discuss a bit about HD700 today. I wouldnt include graphs or too much technical information. Simply the way I hear them and how I made a system around them as that is very important with HD700. So, lets get started with little details.
BUILD AND FINISH
HD700 is built very well.
Pros: detail and resolution, dynamics, imaging and huge soundstage
Summary: Let me begin by saying there is nothing special about these headphones. My first impression of them made me smile because I fell in love with the oral shaped ear cups (I'm a sucker for "small" full ear headphones). Comfort is a highlight that sennheiser did not lose when they made these headphones.
Summary: January 1st 2014
First off "Happy New Year"
Took awhile but my HD700s finally showed up yesterday, a cursory listen (5-6 hrs) mirrored more or less yours and Mike’s impressions.
Pros: Very good imaging, staging is very speaker like, seamless tone from top to bottom, excellent clarity, midrange and tight tuneful bass.
Summary: After building a very exotic valve headphone amp, with a Sophia Mesh Plate Rec. tube, I wanted to match this thermionic marvel with REAL quality phones. I have a pair of AT ATH700 Airs which I love and think excellent value for $160.
Pros: Un-coloured sound, feel solid and professional, removeable and replacable cord.
Cons: The cotton cord with a mind of its own, very open design lets a lot of sound out.
Summary: At the San Francisco Bay Area Head-Fi meet this afternoon I met one of the guys behind the Woo Audio tables, who encouraged me to try my old AKG K-340 on the Woo WA7 amp at the table. He said he owns several AKG models himself including the K-340 and assured me it would perform very well.
Summary: Let me start off by say that i am not a perfectionist nor am i a totally audiophile, but rather an enthusiast (because my rig is mostly mid-fi) that never really found any need to post a headphone review, but since the HD700 has been getting mixed impressions i'd like to give my opinion, also i've...
Pros: Comfort, large soundstage, clear audio, design
Cons: Pricing, bright trebles, large redundant box
Summary: Just adding a quick summary based on my time with the prototype version of the HD700. In my opinion this is a very good headphone, yet I know it won't be perfect for everybody. But no headphone ever is!
Pros: Exceedingly comfortable, easy to drive, many of the strengths of the HD800 at a lower price
Cons: The price will be an issue if it doesn't get discounted, highs can be bothersome, plastic construction may not feel like $1K headphones